Deck the halls — December is here and aglow with excitement! Amid the holiday sparkle, these 11 milestone achievers dazzle. Below you’ll find fun, innovative resources to carry you through the holidays and well beyond. Please give three big cheers for this inspiring class of Teacher-Authors!
Meet 11 Dazzling December Milestone Achievers
Her tip: “Using text-based evidence to answer comprehension questions is vital in elementary classrooms. These seasonal passages make it fun for students to practice this important skill!”
Try her: Border Hoarders Club: January
Her tip: “I have a new passion for creating borders and doodles. To celebrate my TpT milestone, I’m very excited to introduce my new Border Hoarders Club. With this fun set, you’ll receive weekly surprises of seasonal and year-round borders and more! These are just perfect for adding something special to your worksheets, teaching packets, or to any of your creations.”
Her tip: “This easy-to-use PowerPoint template plays just like the popular game, Tic Tac Toe! It’s a great way to review before big tests and is a fun alternative to Jeopardy!”
Her tip: “Walls That Teach are a great way to help visual learners.”
Try her: Christmas Math
Her tip: “I am dedicated to making art integration easy for classroom teachers and art teachers alike. I create products that set teachers up for success and require little to no preparation or art background. As one teacher recently said, ‘Thanks for making me look so cool to my kids!’ Try my Pop Art Christmas Math coloring sheets to see how easy art integration can be for teachers and how much fun it is for kids!”
Her tip: “These kid-friendly 1st grade ‘I Can’ statements are perfect to help introduce and teach the Common Core English Language Arts Standards in a meaningful way. Laminate and add velcro or magnets to the back, and post them in all different ways and places.”
Her tip: “You can save the calendars you typed on as individual PDFs or images to upload on your classroom website or attach to a parent email newsletter!”
Her tip: “Teach ALL 1st grade Common Core Math Standards with 38 catchy ‘Edu-Tunes.’ PreK through 3rd grade teachers, please visit Jenny’s Class and Edutunes for more educational music, holiday-themed products, and standards-based practice pages — all 20% off right now to celebrate my TpT milestone. ENJOY!”
Her tip: “If you want your read-aloud of Tacky The Penguin by Helen Lester to be more meaningful, this Common Core-aligned book companion packet is just what you need. There are 18 different differentiated skill and strategy pages to choose from depending on what you’re working on at the time or what your kids need practice with.”
Her tip: “These graphic organizers really come in handy in my 3rd grade classroom! The full- and half-page options are a great way to assess how my students are applying the Common Core Standards for Literature as they read in guided reading groups or in their ‘read to self’ time. I hope other teachers find these just as useful!”
Her tip: “Give your students the skills and confidence to unlock the meaning of unfamiliar words with this Common Core Standards-based lesson on developing word meaning with the five types of context clues. Students will enjoy the culminating activity — Crazy Make-Believe Words — while demonstrating mastery of this vocabulary skill.”
December is off to a dazzling start! Need to get ready for a classroom observation? Try some of these tips and tricks from our seasoned Teacher-Authors: Have a Successful, Less Stressful Classroom Observation.